Skip to content

Social learning

We are interested in understanding when in development, and why, people evaluate the information provided by others, and behave according to those evaluations (e.g., mistrusting or relying on the person as a knowledge source). See, for example, some of our work below:

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2021). Looking beyond person-specific cues indicative of credibility: Reward rules and executive function predict preschoolers’ acceptance of (un)reliable assertions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 211, 105227. [PDF]
  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2015). Playing by the rules: Self-interest information influences children’s trust and trustworthiness in the absence of feedback. Cognition, 134, 140-154. [PDF]
  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2013). Developmental differences in the relative weighing of informants’ social attributes. Developmental Psychology, 49, 602-613. [PDF]